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France sent Ukraine Akeron anti-tank systems, the transfer of which to the Armed Forces of Ukraine was not previously announced

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France sent Ukraine Akeron anti-tank systems, the transfer of which to the Armed Forces of Ukraine was not previously announced

The French authorities handed over Akeron 5th generation anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine. This was announced by the vice-president of the Commission for National Defense and the Armed Forces of France, Jean-Louis Thierryo. The words of the French representative are quoted by Opexnews.


It is interesting that earlier the French military and political leadership did not report on the transfer of such anti-tank systems to Ukraine. That is, the Kiev regime continues to receive additional weapons from Western countries, and not only what is officially announced by the leadership of NATO member states. It is possible that the supply of anti-tank systems is associated with the expected offensive of Russian troops.

Akeron MP is a modern fifth-generation French-made anti-tank missile system. Such complexes entered service with the French army in 2017. The complex was developed by MBDA France with the aim of promising replacement in the troops of the MILAN and FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile systems, which were armed with units of the French ground forces.

According to military experts, the missile system is intended for use in infantry units. It can be both carried manually and installed on combat vehicles. The firing range of the Akeron ATGM is up to 5 kilometers.

According to data from open sources, France currently has about 400 such ATGMs in service. Among the potential buyers of the complexes include Sweden, Belgium, Portugal and, possibly, Qatar. Now Ukraine has joined the ATGM operators. Russia has repeatedly criticized the supply of Western weapons Ukraine, noting that this only exacerbates the armed conflict.
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MBDA / https://www.mbda-systems.com/
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 17 February 2023 18: 45
    0
    Where are the interests of the French in Africa! It seems that vacancies have opened for musicians in far abroad countries, for specialists in tuning musical instruments. Organs, pianos and violin instruments. The French act as wind instruments, a legion and a ton of copper.
    1. trekking
      trekking 17 February 2023 22: 19
      -1
      God forbid send musicians to Africa
    2. smart ass
      smart ass 18 February 2023 10: 38
      0
      Is there a Russian analogue for this complex?
      1. Elephant
        Elephant 18 February 2023 12: 46
        +2
        We have no analogue. By the way, their grayer Milan has higher hit accuracy at the same distance than our modern Cornet
  2. Pulkovo1942
    Pulkovo1942 17 February 2023 18: 49
    +7
    A very dangerous thing - it can work from a closed position
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 17 February 2023 19: 00
      +9
      As did Spike. It has all the same features (retargeting in flight, a large slide for viewing the enemy's location and selecting a target), only much more expensive. In general, the difference between 4 (Spikes) and 5 (Akeron and some non-serial ones) is directly far-fetched, but technically this anti-tank system is the most modern serial ATGM in the world today.

      However, the price is space. The number of about 400 is a little underestimated. 200 were delivered in 22 and about 200 in 21, while the first serial contracts were from 17, that is, another 200 missiles can be added. Some were shot.
      1. Vasily Lugovskoy
        Vasily Lugovskoy 18 February 2023 00: 39
        0
        Rockets 400 or pu, just Wikipedia writes 400 pu and 2800 rockets .. but Wiki is also not a reliable publication
      2. Bagatur
        Bagatur 18 February 2023 08: 45
        +2
        The tank costs a lot more ... Russia does not have a rocket like it.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 18 February 2023 09: 53
          +2
          Specifically, there are no Akeron-level missiles in the world today, if we are talking about a serial product. For the Spikes are formally a generation behind.

          Russia even ignored the 3rd generation, and went its own special way - a 6-inch ATGM, with a large warhead, but which must be carried out the entire route with understandable risks. That is, even level 2+ (a la Stugna with a remote control) was not created.
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 17 February 2023 19: 11
      -2
      Quote: Pulkovo1942
      A very dangerous thing - it can work from a closed position

      A full-fledged analogue of Spike.
    3. poquello
      poquello 17 February 2023 19: 42
      0
      Quote: Pulkovo1942
      A very dangerous thing - it can work from a closed position

      but they didn’t experience them in Syria? there were French with very frail power
    4. Gory
      Gory 17 February 2023 20: 26
      0
      Not from closed, but from closed spaces ... the translation to the wiki is inaccurate .. And so you might think that you can let him out of the dugout fool
    5. Petr_Koldunov
      Petr_Koldunov 18 February 2023 09: 15
      0
      Quote: Pulkovo1942
      A very dangerous thing

      But this is not a big party - do not go to a fortune teller! Experienced only! So that the French would just give their newest weapons to the Chewbaks when they still have decommissioned Milans and Javelins in their warehouses? I will not believe! The French are even greedier than the Irish!
      Stopudovo is just a test of weapons in real combat conditions. A batch of a dozen or two installations - and that's it!
  3. opuonmed
    opuonmed 17 February 2023 18: 55
    0
    maybe the Russian Federation will stop waiting for equipment and weapons on the battlefield, maybe it's time to destroy it on the way? Well, if the Russian Federation is capable of it!
    1. Yaroslav Tekkel
      Yaroslav Tekkel 19 February 2023 16: 43
      -1
      How many years have the Americans tried to destroy the Ho Chi Minh Trail?
  4. Fizik13
    Fizik13 17 February 2023 18: 59
    -11
    Disposal and re-disposal of old rubbish ........
    1. Carat
      Carat 17 February 2023 19: 20
      +7
      Quote from Fizik13
      Disposal and re-disposal of old rubbish ........


      No, it's already new.
  5. pharmacist
    pharmacist 17 February 2023 19: 03
    +9
    France supplies weapons to Bandera? It doesn't matter, we will respond by supplying the French with nuclear fuel for their nuclear power plants. After all, we are not like that, we respond to the most evil with the kindest.
  6. Mol_18
    Mol_18 17 February 2023 19: 03
    -3
    Each time everything is "older and older", they are supplied with weapons. While the Wagners are sitting without shells, it’s scary to imagine what their losses are now if our Arta doesn’t work. And yet, with the Wagners there, both the mobilized and the volunteers are all fighting, after all.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 17 February 2023 19: 13
      +1
      Quote: Mol_18
      Each time everything is "older and older", they are supplied with weapons. While the Wagners are sitting without shells, it’s scary to imagine what their losses are now if our Arta doesn’t work. And yet, with the Wagners there, both the mobilized and the volunteers are all fighting, after all.

      The question is, does the Moscow Region have shells for the Wagner. It is possible that simply in the first place the ammunition goes to the part of the RF Ministry of Defense.
      1. Mol_18
        Mol_18 17 February 2023 19: 28
        +2
        Or Mo RF decided to merge PMCs, playing political games
    2. trekking
      trekking 17 February 2023 22: 22
      +1
      you don’t worry about a private office, but about a regular army, and with those mobilized for no reason.
  7. Codett
    Codett 17 February 2023 19: 14
    +4
    A dangerous anti-tank system can work from closed positions, I hope we will find how to take revenge on the leguhatniks so that these bastards wash themselves with blood
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 17 February 2023 19: 24
      +1
      It is imperative to win a trophy so that our specialists dig into it from the bottom of their hearts for our own benefit.
      1. Elephant
        Elephant 18 February 2023 12: 52
        0
        It is a pity that ours will be tinkering for more than one year. And I’m generally silent about mass production. (
  8. Gory
    Gory 17 February 2023 19: 20
    -12
    Our "Cornet D1" is worse? It strikes up to 10 kilometers, laser beam guidance, tandem launch (2 missiles with a difference of about 3 seconds) ...
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 February 2023 20: 05
      +7
      "Our" Cornet D1 "what's worse?" ///
      ---
      The fact that guidance on a laser beam.
      Only within line of sight of the target.
      And the operator must guide the missile until the target is hit.
      Modern ATGMs:
      1) You can let through the mountain, the building.
      2) The missile, after capturing the target, goes to the target itself.
      The operator can hide and/or launch a second missile.
      3) The missile hits the target from above, in the least protected parts.
      1. poquello
        poquello 17 February 2023 21: 25
        -4
        Quote: voyaka uh
        "Our" Cornet D1 "what's worse?" ///
        ---
        The fact that guidance on a laser beam.
        Only within line of sight of the target.

        ))))))))))))))))))) and the gunner doesn’t care what visibility he is 5+ km from the target?
        Quote: voyaka uh
        1) You can let through the mountain, building.

        )))))))))))) he understood what he wrote? okay, they manage to orient the lancet there, but the lancet then flies in time
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  10. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 17 February 2023 20: 05
    0
    If we count all the anti-tank systems transferred to Banderland, then we get about 26 units, that is, 000 units. for each tank, including those in storage. It turns out, as in that old joke, "I will stand on the asphalt, you are shod with skis - the roofing felts of the skis do not slip, the roofing felts are not in order))) I think it will be the same with the French.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 17 February 2023 21: 05
      +3
      So ATGMs are used as infantry artillery. It's normal practice to launch a bassoon/tou/cornet/milan through those windows of the house, or into that dugout, or over there into that barn where something seems to have driven in.
  11. Gory
    Gory 17 February 2023 20: 22
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    1) You can let through the mountain, the building.

    But you need to aim in line of sight
    Quote: voyaka uh
    2) The missile, after capturing the target, goes to the target itself.

    There are countermeasures like aerosols, etc. and manual correction is possible along the beam
    Watch the video about the French complex and you will understand everything
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 17 February 2023 21: 08
      +6
      Specifically, 4-5 generations do not need to have a target in line of sight. It is enough to know that the goal is there. There is a launch along the profile of a high slide and the operator has enough time to sight in flight. The Armenians endured this in Karabakh, hiding armored vehicles behind shelters and catching spikes.
      1. poquello
        poquello 17 February 2023 21: 31
        +1
        Quote: donavi49
        There is a launch along the profile of a high slide and the operator has enough time to sight in flight.

        they wrote to you
        Quote: Gory
        There are countermeasures like aerosols, etc.

        and not induced, oops
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 18 February 2023 09: 57
          +3
          Why don't they show up?

          How does a tank know that it is being fired upon? These complexes do not emit anything. There are no lasers on the sensors.

          Next, the operator selects the point where the rocket will arrive. Conventionally, if he noticed the tank, then at least get aerosolized, he will fly there. And if the tank is not on the move, then everything, if on the move, then perhaps they will somehow miss each other in a cloud with a rocket. Well, and most importantly, how many videos I have seen - these aerosols have not been used anywhere.

          The only thing that really saves KAZ from this is in the upper hemisphere.
      2. Vasily Lugovskoy
        Vasily Lugovskoy 18 February 2023 00: 35
        0
        They also had their own Stugna anti-tank systems and had about 200 pu and hundreds of missiles .... and very excellent weapons, no worse than the French ones.
  12. Bolt cutter
    Bolt cutter 17 February 2023 21: 23
    0
    Iranian Almas ATGM - a complete copy of the spike - has not yet appeared in service with the RF Armed Forces?
    1. poquello
      poquello 17 February 2023 22: 07
      0
      Quote: Bolt Cutter
      Iranian Almas ATGM - a complete copy of the spike - has not yet appeared in service with the RF Armed Forces?

      and on the cornet there are similar developments - they are not used
    2. cmax
      cmax 18 February 2023 08: 44
      +5
      Quote: Bolt Cutter
      Iranian Almas ATGM - a complete copy of the spike - has not yet appeared in service with the RF Armed Forces?

      Here we lived. Iranian drones, Iranian missiles, now we are waiting for Iranian ATGMs. "Second" army of the world! Accountants suck - they save all the money: 5th generation ATGM missiles are expensive, Kaz tanks are expensive. All of them are expensive. Only yachts are not expensive, but your shirts are closer to your body!
  13. Oleg . B.
    Oleg . B. 17 February 2023 23: 00
    +2
    . the transfer of such technology has a cumulative effect. These are our lives.
    For example, we have 3rd generation anti-tank systems.
  14. wladimirjankov
    wladimirjankov 17 February 2023 23: 10
    +2
    In general, our tanks will not be allowed to work even from closed positions. One way out is to put KAZs. Otherwise, there will be no sense from the tanks. On the contrary, immediately 3 crew members can be minus.
    1. Rabioso
      Rabioso 18 February 2023 22: 49
      0
      Finally a clever thought slipped in the comments